afghan

Needles, needles everywhere...

...but never the needles I need!

How is it that I can have so many sets of knitting needles (straight, DPNs and circulars), yet each project seems to require needles I don't have? I have the same problem with crochet hooks.
Seriously, I have the entire drawer of one end table crammed with my good needles and hooks, while

FO - Kaleidoscope Blanket

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger - terriknitspatons

The first time I saw this blanket I knew I wanted to make one.  Did I have the crochet skills to pull it off?  Would I get bored with such

Kaleidoscope Blanket - week 5

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger - terriknitspatons

Week 5 is a happy week indeed.  Why?

They are done!  These are the cheeriest stack of squares I can imagine. 

Kaleidoscope Blanket - week 4

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger - terriknitspatons

The last posted ended with Color 1 and looked something like this

Its true that the color I left you with was blue, now

Kaleidoscope Blanket - week 3

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - the New Generation

Instead of showing you piles of squares week after week, some round by round photos might be more helpful.

Round One is as simple as can be.  Double Crochet all the way around.

Round

oh the color!

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - the New Generation

I have begun the Kaleidoscope Blanket and the bright colors are such a nice treat during the last few grey winter days.  Just having the project basket sitting on a side table, waiting to be played with, is

A Cheery Kaleidoscope Blanket

Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - the New Generation

As luck would have it, my desire to crochet a large, brightly colored, granny square blanket, coincided perfectly with Patons releasing a new pattern book containing a large, brightly colored, crocheted, granny square blanket.

The

FO – an afghan

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret
Blogger – knittinjen

Yahooozie! After weeks of knitting I have a completed afghan. Whew! Because I put the Diagonal Lace Shawl and Feather & Fan

Dream weaver

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Weaving in ends is just part of the process. I actually don’t mind the chore – as long as I know that I did

Just keep knitting, just keep knitting

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Finding Nemo is on of my favorite movies. Unfortunately, my kids don’t care for it much so I watch it rarely. Dory, voiced by

Two versus one

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Nothing exciting to see here…same ole’ same ole’

So I woke up

One Stitch at a Time

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

This is going to be totally worth it - right? I need your cheers as you might for a quarterback running into the end

I'm lovin' it!

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Afghan knitting is FUN. For years (and years) I have wanted to knit an afghan, in fact, when my mom taught me to knit about

Color-O-Rama!

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

So I am a bit concerned that I’m cracked but I LOVE these colors. Do you think that they “go” together?

Permission to change my mind

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

It didn’t seem terribly sensible to take on a new craft (crochet) with a project the size of a small island. However, I am

Weave, Weave, Weave Us Together*

Project – Mitered Blocks Blanket
Patons Pattern Book #500878 – Beehive Bundles
Yarn – Patons Beehive Baby Chunky
Blogger – Andrea K2Tog

Due to multiple color changes, the squares in my Mitered Blocks Blanket have an obscene number of ends to

Practice makes perfect?

While waiting on our readers (that means you!) to give me their color suggestions from the plentiful Patons Decor palette for my next project I thought I should practice some crochet. I'm starting with Chocolate Taupe and New Teal - where should I go from there?

I grabbed some Decor from my stash (white and burnt

Mitered Blocks

Project – Mitered Blocks Blanket
Patons Pattern Book #500878 – Beehive Bundles
Yarn – Patons Beehive Baby Chunky
Blogger – Andrea K2Tog

Have you seen Patons' new pattern book, Beehive Bundles?  It's absolutely darling!  I was dying to make the Starburst Blanket, but seeing as how I've never crocheted before, choosing an

A Cavalcade of Finished Objects

The Fair-Isle Tam Knit-Along gave me a few weeks to catch up on some older blog projects that have been lingering a bit. This week, I'm very excited to show you my finished granny square afghan. I laid it out in my kitchen, as it's the only place with enough room. Even in my tiny kitchen, it fills the space!

Un-seam-ly Progress

Don't you hate when life gets in the way of your knitting/crocheting? This pesky business of "making a living" and "feeding yourself" and "doing laundry" are really take a bite out of my leisure time. Don't even get me started on friends and family! Anyway, without a lot to show you progress-wise with my hexagon blanket, I thought

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